bigh0rt wrote:I recently ordered jerseys from a similar site (yoyocart.com), a Keith Hernandez throwback ($18), Mark Sanchez Road white ($18), and USA Dream Team basketball shorts ($10). If these jerseys are similar quality, they seem to be fully authentic to me. The stretchy material, double stitching, and everything else is in order, including the hologram tags, etc. etc. I compared my Sanchez jersey to the $250 Chad Pennington authentic jersey I have, and they are the same quality. FWIW, they did take a long time to ship, shipping was expensive, and my brother ordered a Wayne Rooney jersey that still hasn't come (though I imagine in another day or two or right after the holiday weekend, it will), but those are just risks you run when buying this way.
Thing is about soccer jerseys is they're so reasonably priced to begin with. Paying $50-60 on a shirt (albeit without customization) is great value for a jersey that's an excellent replica of the authentics. I have a couple of rare kitroom jerseys and although the embroidery from the exact authentics the players wear is different from the retail replicas, the differences are very marginal. Buying say, a Lakers replica jersey from an authentic one is like night and day, but a Manchester United replica is just about no different from the real United kitroom stock.
I buy my jerseys from Subside Sports
because they also include the authentic printing and sleeve badge work. Their service is also quality and even with orders that deal with a lot of customization, I get them usually within a week's time. However, I checked out Jersey101 for this season's United Wayne Rooney jersey
and it comes with the shorts for $35. That's an awesome deal, given the shorts are always sold separately unless it's for a kid's kit. The jersey and shorts look good, except for the missing league champions badge on the other sleeve, but that can be bought for say $10 at most. So, we're talking about $45 before shipping whereas with other sites, it's $59 plus the Rooney 10 customization ($20+) and the badge addition ($10+). Basically, you'd be saving 35-40% when all expenses are factored in, but if you're a stickler for authenticity, then you wouldn't mind paying extra and seeing that the club is paid indirectly for their licensed shirt. Plus, when I was a boy, I got a Barcelona shirt that looked real, but it gave me a terrible rash for days.